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Los Angeles Breaks Ground on Underground Water Treatment Facility

July 1, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Wastewater

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Councilmember Mike Bonin and the Los Angeles Board of Public Works to break ground today on a new underground water treatment facility that will conserve 108,000 gallons of potable water every day by capturing and…

USDA, Department of the Interior to Announce Major Investment for Water Management, Efficiency Across the West

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López will announce a multi-million dollar federal investment in…

Mapping Water Use: Landsat and America’s Water Resources

April 29, 2016 - in Sensors, Surveying/Mapping, Water

Water is one of our nation’s most important natural resources, one that’s long been considered inexhaustible. Yet changes in land use, climate, and…

Merrick Awarded Contract with Southern Nevada Water Authority

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping, Water

April 28, 2017—Merrick & Company was recently awarded a contract through the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to provide high-resolution LiDAR services in support of the water agency’s most successful water conservation program, known as the…

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

April 6, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection…

Water Conservation Important to Many; Only Some Take Action

March 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—How long do you shower? Would you be willing to set a timer for yourself while you bathe? That may be something to consider as you try to reduce your water consumption, say University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences…

Rwanda Restores Disappearing Lakes With Innovative Program

December 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

KIGALI, Rwanda, Dec. 15, 2015—Rwanda is implementing an ambitious program to bring back its lakes that have been disappearing for decades – especially in the previously drought-stricken south eastern region of the country. Fifteen years ago, farmers from…

Interior Department Announces Natural Resource Investment Center

December 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Department will establish a Natural Resource Investment Center to spur partnerships with the private sector to develop creative financing opportunities that support economic…

Colorado Water Plan Announced, Includes Funding for Healthy Rivers and Streams

November 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 19, 2015—Today, the Colorado Water Conservation Board delivered its final Colorado Water Plan to Governor John Hickenlooper. For the first time in Colorado’s history, there will be statewide water conservation goals for cities and…

Almond Industry and Sustainable Conservation Launch New Partnership to Explore Almond Acreage Groundwater Recharge Potential

October 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Water

MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015—The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation, a conservation nonprofit that unites people to steward California's resources in ways that make economic sense, today announced a new partnership focused on exploring…